For 24 years, Business NH Magazine has recognized businesses that go out of their way to create engaging workplaces. These are businesses that recognize that a fulfilled employee is more productive. This year’s competition is unique as it also examines how companies adjusted their culture and policies for the pandemic and how they are ensuring that their employee practices are inclusive and equitable for all employees.
The 2021 competition attracted applicants from across the state. Applicants had to have their employees take an engagement survey and they had to complete an extensive employer survey, detailing benefits and workplace practices. Winners were determined from the results of both of those.
Fully, 25 NH companies exceeded the bar of excellence.
The following are the 2021 winning companies:
#1 – Sunrise Labs in Bedford
#2 – Geophysical Survey Systems in Nashua
#3 – Red River in Claremont
#4 – Mascoma Bank in Lebanon
#5 – Lindt & Sprüngli USA in Statham
#6 – Novocure in Portsmouth
#7 – Mainstay Technologies in Belmont and Manchester
#8 – Bangor Savings Bank in Portsmouth
#9 – Merchants Fleet in Hooksett
#10 – ITR Economics in Manchester
#11 – CoreMedical Group in Manchester
#12 – The Granite Group in Concord
#13 – CCA Global Partners in Manchester
#14 – Polyonics in Westmoreland
#15 – Bellwether Community Credit Union in Manchester
#16 – Wire Belt Company of America in Londonderry
#17 – Loftware in Portsmouth
#18 – DEW Construction in Keene and Manchester
#19– Boothby Therapy Services in Laconia
#20 – MegaFood in Manchester
#21 – Granite State Credit Union in Manchester
#22 – Sanborn Head & Associates in Concord
#23 – Alene Candles in Milford
#24 – Vapotherm in Exeter
#25 – Cohen Closing & Title in Bedford
To learn about these great companies and the creative ways they attract and retain the best employees possible, please order a copy of the September issue at
Their stories are shared in the September issue that is available at www.businessnhmagazine.com/back-issues/september-2021.
Companies that earn a place on the Best Companies to Work For list four out of five years are inducted into the Hall of Fame for two years. Four companies were inducted into the 2021 Hall of Fame: Impax Asset Management in Portsmouth, Klüber Lubrication in Londonderry, Northeast Delta Dental in Concord and Novo Nordisk US Bio Production in Lebanon.
To celebrate the 2021 winners, Business NH Magazine will host the Breakfast with The Best on Sept. 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester. (Note this may pivot to a virtual event.) Jermaine Moore, founder of The Mars Hill Group and specialist in diversity, equity and inclusion will give the keynote address, “Helping Your Team Reach New Heights.”
The Breakfast will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Manchester from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. To register for the event, visit www.businessnhmagazine.com/events/2021-breakfast-with-the-best. (If we have to switch to a virtual event, we will contact people a week before September 30th.
Sponsors of this year’s breakfast are: Best Companies Sponsor: Northeast Delta Dental and Breakfast Sponsor: Merchants Fleet.
For more information on the winners, please contact Editor Matt Mowry at 603-557-9561 or mmowry@BusinessNHmagazine.com. For more information on the event, please call the event manager Kelly Keating Winchester or the events coordinator Vicki Pelczar at 603.626.6354 Extensions 224 and 223 respectively.